With the introduction of the Nike Golf Air Anthem and Air Rate golf shoes, Nike has reached deeper into the growing street-style golf shoe market. But Nike, a company well known for its commitment to collaboration, has made a number of street-style golf shoes that were limited to the public. Here’s a look at some of them:
Nike Golf Dunk Low Skateboarding (SB) Dunk Golf Shoe
These shoes were made for a charity golf tournament hosted by the Skate Park of Tampa a few years ago in which the Nike SB Team participated. The shoes were offered in two colors – black/black and brown/tan. Both feature a premium leather Dunk Low upper, and a golf mid-sole with stinger spikes on the bottom and a leather Nike SB patch.
Additionally, Nike SB made a non-spikes version of the sneaker – sort of an ode to the traditional golf shoe. The Nike Dunk Low SB Premium Brown Golf features an optional flap over the tongue with the Nike SB insignia. While the spikeless sneaker might not be suitable for the course, it is constructed from premium leather.
Nike x Cole Haan Air Landon and Air Logan Golf Shoe
I really liked these shoes from Cole Haan, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike. Far from a street-style shoe, but too difficult to not include in this post, it’s widely known that Cole Haan makes great dress shoes for work. So it was only natural that they bring the high-class style and pair it with Nike technology to make a performance golf shoe. In fact, Cole Haan made two versions. The Air Landon and the Air Logan are difficult to find these days, but they both featured a longitudinal flex groove that allowed the foot to flex from side to side as long as possible without leaving the ground to further increase the power output on the swing. Both shoes also feature breathable waterproof calfskin leather shells, Nike Max cushioning and green-friendly arranged spikes.
What are some other collections you’d like to see Nike Golf make and release in the U.S.?
Here are some of my choices: